The Principal takes Ingawanis
We'd like to thank Principal Financial Group for coming out on Thursday, July 23, to Ingawanis Woodland, one of our current projects. Their eager group of volunteers assisted with many things around the property—they cleared the woodland and the trail from recent storm damage, picked up an old trash pile and assisted in uprooting tile from the floor of one of the buildings.
Here's the low-down on Ingawanis: When the Boy Scouts offered to sell 140 acres of its camp, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation purchased the land to help transform it into a county woodland park. It will eventually be transferred to the Bremer County Conservation Board.
Ingawanis will be a place for outdoor education and recreation. With over five miles of soft trails, mountain bikers, snow-shoe enthusiasts and hikers love this area.
This project will take approximately $561,000 to complete. Thanks to individuals, organizations and public funds, $226,000 has been raised so far, but we're still in fundraising mode—$302,000 is still needed. It will be competing for a state REAP grant soon.
A special thanks to Mike Daugherty, INHF board member, for encouraging his work-mates to participate.